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Saturday, December 16, 2006

How narcissistic are celebrities ?

We all have guessed that celebrities are more narcissistic than average people, but how narcissistic are they ? Tough question to answer though, since celebrities are typically shielded by public-relations people and managers who rejects requests for things like peronality questionnaires.
Recently, Drew Pinsky, the University of Southern California psychiatry professor, also an insider to many celebrities, found that on average, celebrities are about 17% higher than the general public — with females ranking significantly higher than males. Interestingly, celebrities with the most skill (musicians) were the least narcissistic; those with no skill (reality-show stars) were off the narcissism charts. Drew Pinsky also found people with narcissistic tendencies seem to be attracted to the entertainment industry rather than the industry creating narcissists.

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Blogger jae said...

The most narsissistic celeb out there?: Paris Hilton

The celeb with the least bit of talent ever?: Paris Hilton.

Hmm, you may be onto something!

5:16 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For most narcissistic, I vote for Alec Baldwin and Rosie O'Donnell. See my post, http://bullmoose-journal.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html

6:57 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I am narcissistic I'll suck as an engineer.
Good, I should have known that before enrolling at the university!

4:59 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only common sense that someone with narcisstic tendencies would be attracted to an industry that would feed their ego.

6:42 PM

 
Blogger nvittal said...

True - I think this 'study' is flawed! :) Without narcissistic tendencies, you can't go anywhere in entertainment industry. Obviously those celebs will score high in it.

8:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm very interesting indeed

3:43 AM

 

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